The phylogenetic position of eriophyoid mites (superfamily Eriophyoidea) in Acariformes inferred from the sequences of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear small subunit (18S) rRNA gene.
Homoplastic evolution and host association of Eriophyoidea (Acari, Prostigmata) conflict with the morphological-based taxonomic system.
The mitochondrial genomes of sarcoptiform mites: are any transfer RNA genes really lost?
The results reveal very unconventional tRNA structures in sarcoptiform mites and do not support the loss of mt tRNA genes in these mites.
Mitochondrial genome reorganization provides insights into the relationship between oribatid mites and astigmatid mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes: Oribatida)
The results show that rearranged gene orders in the mt genomes characterize various lineages of oribatid mite lineages and astigmatid mites, and have potential phylogenetic information for resolving the high-level ( cohort or supercohort) phylogeny of Oribatida.
Mitochondrial genome evolution and tRNA truncation in Acariformes mites: new evidence from eriophyoid mites
Comparison between eriophyoid mites and other Aacariformes mites showed that the most recent common ancestor of Acariforme mites retained the ancestral pattern of mt gene arrangement of arthropods with slight modifications; truncation of tRNAs for cysteine, phenylalanine and histidine occurred once in the most recently common ancestor.
Identification of two lineages of host-associated eriophyoid mites predisposed to different levels of host diversification.
Population Genetic Structure of the Twospotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) from China
It is argued that the reasons for the remarkable distinction among the Chinese populations of the twospotted spider mite are probably geographical barriers and the use of different host plants.
Eriophyoidea of China: a review of progress, with a checklist
This paper reviews the taxonomic research on the superfamily Eriophyoidea in China, with an updated checklist of 932 species belonging to 3 families, 10 subfamilies, 15 tribes and 187 genera,…
Invasion Genetics of the Western Flower Thrips in China: Evidence for Genetic Bottleneck, Hybridization and Bridgehead Effect
Investigation of the genetic structure and routes of range expansion of 14 F. occidentalis populations in China found low genetic differentiation among all the populations and strong evidence for gene flow, especially from the three southwestern populations (Baoshan, Dali and Kunming) to the other Chinese populations.
Evidence for high dispersal ability and mito-nuclear discordance in the small brown planthopper, Laodelphax striatellus
It is shown that the SBPH populations in China lack significant differences in genetic structure, suggesting extensive gene flow, and this mito-nuclear discordance is explained as a result of historical population recolonization or mitochondria adaptation to climate.